• Thistle

    Thistle is a 1 year old Golden Retriever Mix we adopted from Labs & More Rescue under the generous sponsorship of Rennie Gabriel and Three Dog Bakery Encino. She is spunky and goofy, sweet and loving, and enjoys harnessing her puppy energy for her new job as a focused Shelter to Soldier trainee. We are […]

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  • Annie

    Annie is a 1 year old Dalmatian/Pit mix we adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter. She was surrendered there by her owners who felt they couldn’t provide the life she deserved. We are very thankful to have found her, and we are confident that she is going to make a veteran […]

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  • Kai

    Kai is a 2 year old husky mix we adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter. He is sharp and bright and loves having a job. He is currently meeting approved veterans through our program to find his perfect match. Kai’s adoption, care, housing and training were generously sponsored by American Society […]

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  • Halia

    Halia is a 1 year old pit mix we adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter. She is gentle and cuddly, but still energetic and focused enough to really enjoy working with her trainers and having a job. She has a really great smile that lifts us all. Halia’s adoption, care, housing, […]

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  • Lima

    Lima is a 1 year old black lab mix adopted from the El Cajon Animal Shelter. She has a very sweet temperament and enjoys her training. She is confident and eager to please. We are so thrilled that we found this sweet pup for our program! Lima’s adoption, care, housing, training and future placement with […]

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  • Cheeto

    Cheeto is a 1 year old doberman/shepherd mix adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Carlsbad Shelter under the generous sponsorship of the Petco Foundation. He is soaring through our program and loves his “vest time” working with our trainers in public access training. He is already meeting veterans for a potential match!

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  • Tumble

    Tumble is a 5 month old shepherd mix we adopted from Labs & More Rescue. He is very sweet and affectionate, loves hugs, and loves to learn! He really wants to have a job, so we are thankful that he found our program. He is going to make an amazing service dog for a veteran […]

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  • Sophia

    Sophia is a 1 year old chocolate lab/pit bull mix adopted from Labs & More Rescue where they originally rescued her as a stray from Mexico. Sophia is energetic but focuses wonderfully with training. She brings so much joy to our team (and anyone who meets her) with her big smile and warm hugs. We […]

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  • Lola

    Lola is a 1 year old pit bull mix adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Carlsbad Shelter. She is soaring through our program, mostly because of her confidence in public settings and incredible focus on her (trainer) handler. She is affectionate and gentle and we love her to bits! Lola’s adoption, care, training, […]

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  • Seth

    Seth is a 1 year old shepherd/husky mix we adopted from Labs & More Rescue who is high energy but dials in with training. He loves to work for affection and treats, and is learning his obedience cues and laying the groundwork for some of his task work. We are so proud of how far […]

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  • Bash

    Bash is a 2 year old shepherd mix adopted from Labs & More Rescue. We love his calm demeanor and focus, and his connection with his (trainer) handler. He is currently meeting veterans to hopefully find his veteran match soon! Bash’s adoption, care, housing, training and future placement with a veteran in need through our […]

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  • Millie

    Millie is a 2 year old German Shorthair Pointer mix who we adopted from Labradors and More Rescue. Millie is very affectionate and would prefer to work for affection than ball time anyway. She is very bright and loves to work, but has a soft enough energy to make her excel at this new job. […]

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  • Penny

    Breed: Shepherd Mix
    Age: 6 months

    Penny is an adorable young shepherd mix that we adopted from Thrive Animal Rescue through Kelly, one of their foster partners in Huntington Beach. Kelly heard of this sweet girl roaming near the freeway as a stray in Riverside, CA and immediately jumped in to help Penny on behalf of Thrive. Despite her life as […]

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  • Marlow

    Breed: Lab Mix

    Marlow is a lab mix adopted from Labs and More Rescue here in San Diego. She is a fun girl who likes to learn and give lots of love. We are very glad she has joined our program, and our training team loves her! Marlow’s adoption, care, training, and future placement with a veteran was […]

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  • Desmond

    Breed: Mastiff Mix

    Desmond was one of 49 mastiffs rescued by the San Diego Department of Animal Services from a local hoarding situation. We adopted this sweet puppy from their Central Shelter. Desmond was affectionately named by his sponsors, the Petco Foundation, through an online poll of supporters who chose the name after Desmond Doss, the United States […]

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  • Benny

    Breed: Cattle Dog

    Benny is a cattle dog mix adopted from Labs and More Rescue here in San Diego. He is super smart, eager to work, and has a really fun personality. We are so glad that he found his way to our program, and we can’t wait to see the joy he brings to a veteran one […]

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  • Keeta

    Breed: Greyhound/Shepherd Mix

    Keeta is a young greyhound/shepherd mix adopted from Labs and More Rescue right here in San Diego! “Keeta” means very versatile and intuitive; one with leadership abilities for humanity and not for self-glorification. We think her name fits her new purpose perfectly!  She is such a fun addition to our team, and we love the […]

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  • Riddler

    Riddler was adopted from one of our rescue partners, Labs N More! The rescue contacted training director and Cofounder, Graham Bloem, to tell him that they had a few dogs we needed to meet and Riddler (formerly Angus) was one pup we just had to have for Shelter to Soldier™! This boy is very affectionate […]

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  • Armstrong

    Armstrong was adopted from one of our rescue partners, Labs N More! The rescue contacted training director and Cofounder, Graham Bloem, to tell him that they had a few dogs we needed to meet and Armstrong was one pup we just had to have for Shelter to Soldier™! This energetic and sweet boy is eager […]

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  • Duke

    Breed: Cattle Dog Mix
    Age: 1 year old

    In July of 2017, we were contacted by our close friend and rescue partner Cece Bloum, from Thrive Animal Rescue. Cece reached out to our training company, Specialty Dog Training, to get some basic obedience training for a new rescue for them, Duke. However, once we evaluated him, we determined that Duke would be a […]

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